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🚀 Internship

Octopus Imaging Facility Operations and Studies of DNA Damage and the mTOR Signalling Pathway Industrial Placement

🚀 Placement Program


🤑 £21.6K
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  • The candidate must be currently enrolled on an undergraduate degree course, have the right to live and work in the UK, possess scientific qualifications, laboratory experience, and good communication skills. They should also have knowledge of biochemical and chemical spectroscopy, be able to perform literature searches, and have an interest in computing, optics, or electronics.
  • The candidate's day-to-day responsibilities include operating and maintaining confocal microscope systems, developing imaging techniques, combining different techniques to gather comprehensive information, and assisting in the development of entangled photon imaging.

Placement Program

Research & Development, Science


Apply by Oct 29


  • This placement will be part of a team, assisting researchers from universities and industry and will be encouraged to gain hands-on experience of using laser systems and diagnostic equipment, cell and molecular biology.
  • During the year, the successful student will be encouraged to carry out projects to develop and extend the capabilities of OCTOPUS. In particular, the work will be directed towards the integration new microscopic techniques to a range of end station. This will be applied to novel biological questions such as how cells deploy proteins for DNA damage and repair and via the mTOR pathway.
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  • Essential:
  • Currently enrolled on an undergraduate degree course
  • Are required or have requested to take an industrial placement year
  • Able to commence employment in summer 2024
  • Have the right to live and work in the UK for the duration of the placement
  • 3 A’Levels (or equivalent)- scientific, minimum 2 years higher education (pre-degree)
  • Laboratory experience
  • Working with biochemical and/or chemical spectroscopy and /or instrumentation
  • Ability to perform literature search to assess related work related to activities within the group
  • Good level of written communication
  • Good communication skills
  • Desirable:
  • Laboratory experience working with biochemical and/or chemical spectroscopy and /or instrumentation
  • Ability to discuss work related to activities within the group
  • An interest in computing, optics or electronics
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Education requirements

Currently Studying

Area of Responsibilities

Research & Development


  • Working with the two confocal microscope systems (multiphoton and multicolour) to provide a common user interface, allowing the easy exchange of samples between microscopes
  • Developing a time resolved anisotropy imaging technique
  • Combining confocal and single molecule techniques to allow the collection of complementary information on intracellular location, molecular interactions and conformation
  • Assisting with developing entangled photon imaging
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Work type

Full time

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Application deadline

Oct 29, 2023




21600 GBP

Apply by Oct 29